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Junior Inter-regional Championships (JIRC) 2017

23rd / 24th September 2017
Final details for JIRCs 2017 to be held next weekend have now been published.
The details have also been sent to all Team Managers.

  

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Junior Inter-regional Championships (JIRC) 2017

23rd / 24th September
The weekend events will be held in top quality areas in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the North Downs – Winterfold (used for the British Championships in 2013) and Blackheath and Farley. Accommodation is closely located in Cranleigh. The North Downs are easily accessible from major roads M25, A3 and M23. London Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport are within 50mins and 35mins of the areas, respectively.
Deadline of 9th September for entries

  

Hawkshead 2017

25th - 26th November
JROS will hold its annual coaching camp for M/W16’s at Hawkshead Youth Hostel in the Lake District.

Stockholm 2017

The ‘Stockholm’ training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
The camp will run from 8th August – 20th August 2017
Selection list now available below.

  

Lagganlia 2017

The ‘Lagganlia’ training camp was based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It was aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp will run from Saturday 22nd July – Saturday 29th July 2017
Selection list now available below.

  

Deeside 2017

The ‘Deeside’ training camp is based at Templars’ Park, Maryculter on the banks of the River Dee near Aberdeen. The camp is for M/W16’s born in 2001 and M/W15’s born in 2002. The camp will be for around 18 athletes, the final number being determined by the Selectors and the Team Manager.
The camp will run from 22nd-29th July 2017
Selection list now available below.

  

What are the Objectives of JROS?

In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;

  • Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
  • Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
  • To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
  • Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
  • To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches

How does it seek to meet these objectives?

Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then.

JROS has, since 2009, also organised a weekend training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.

JROS also organised a Coaching Course for some of its volunteer helpers in 2015 and aims to hold further courses in the future.

‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.

Jon Duncan,
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion

as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)